Wednesday, January 27, 2010

O Love That Will Not Let Me Go

This hymn popped into my head the other day. I'm sure I'm not the only one this happens to. But sometimes I wonder! Anyway, I love this one because it is a hymn of surrender. I need all the help I can get when it comes to surrendering to God.

Through this hymn I remember a few things:
  • Only through Christ do I find true rest
  • when I surrender to Him, I find myself living a richer, fuller life
  • my little tiny light is just that in contrast to the ultimate light of Christ, but when I yield myself to Him, I can become that much brighter
Here are the words by George Matheson, written in 1882.

O Love that wilt not let me go, I rest my weary soul in Thee;
I give thee back the life I owe, that in thine ocean depths its flow may richer, fuller be.

O Light that followest all my way, I yield my flickering torch to thee;
My heart restores its borrowed ray, that in thy sunshine's glow its day may brighter, fairer be.

O Joy that seekest me through pain, I cannot close my heart to thee;
I trace the rainbow through the rain, and feel the promise is not vain that morn shall tearless be.

O Cross that liftest up my head, I dare not ask to hide from thee;
I lay in dust life's glory dead, and from the ground there blossoms red life that shall endless be.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


In spite of the rain, I am thinking about butterflies! It is too early in the season for there to be any butterflies about. But, I can make them on cards! The purple and yellow card was an inspiration from the color article that was in the last Stampin' Success magazine. I really would not have put purple and yellow together. But, it looks pretty cool and is really trendy. Who knew?! The pink butterfly card uses stencils on the face of the card, then heat embossing with white EP over the stencils. The butterflies on both cards were made using the Sizzix BigZ die with butterflies on it. For the background butterfly on the pink card, I used a page from an old book. The yellow butterflies were made using Gratuitous Graffiti background stamp before die cutting the cardstock. I distressed the edges with the same color of ink that I stamped the background with. Enjoy!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Friends Forever

Valentine's Day is only three weeks away. Well, I guess that's plenty of time to do something about it, right? Here is a cute little quick card. I'll post a few more (the one on the right and the left) tomorrow. Happy Monday! Oh, and if you are wondering, yes...for Pete's sake! it is still raining here!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Rain, rain, and more rain

Friday for just a little bit, the rain stopped. The sun came out, and all the clouds went away! It was pretty exciting after five days of nothing but rain all the time. I had noticed these little shiny buttons on my deck as I gazed out the rain soaked window. I wasn't really sure what I was seeing, until I rushed outside to soak in a few sun rays Friday. Of course I had to dash back inside to grab my camera so that I could take a picture of these cute little mushrooms. Aren't they cute!